Student projects using media to make an argument
(Film & Media, Macaulay Honors College)
|Paula Gardner + Students
(Urban Public Health)
February 10, 2011
In today's session, faculty members and students discussed how they have used media to make arguments and tell stories. Marquita Eckert-Pool discussed an assignment whose objective was to present an argument in a clear, concise manner. Working in pairs, students created 1.5-minute video editorials. They used Flipcams to shoot the videos, posted them on YouTube and embedded them on their semi-public class website created in Wetpaint. Paula Gardner and her students talked about a project for their Healthy Aspects of Aging course in which students created individual photo essays and a class essay. By incorporating images and text into PowerPoint presentations, they demonstrated the "age-friendly" and "un-age-friendly" aspects of the Upper West Side in New York City. These presentations were based on interviews and visits the students conducted with older adults from a variety of UWS seniors organizations. Students used a variety of tools such as Flickr, PicassaWeb, and Blackboard wikis to collect, share, and offer feedback to each other.
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